Last 7 September, Nexus held the first meeting of the Nexus Toastmasters Club. Established through Toastmasters Philippines, this pioneer club is composed of thirty employees from different departments of Nexus. Nexus acknowledges that communication plays an important role in delivering and understanding information. Thus, the Nexus Toastmasters Club is one way to help employees enhance their communication and leadership skills.
The club meets lunchtime every other Friday at the Nexus Training Room. These meetings provide a safe space for learning and self-development of the members who must each deliver impromptu and prepared speeches. It is a long-standing Toastmasters tradition to have a Table Topics activity every meeting. Brave volunteers pick a random topic from a blind list of topics. Table Topics help members develop their ability to quickly organize their thoughts, reach deep into their stock knowledge and deliver an informative 3-minute impromptu speech.
The Ice Breaker speech is the first prepared speech members must deliver.
Aina Laureano of the Marketing delivered the first speech; she shared her experience as a volunteer for Red Cross. At the end of her speech, she challenged everyone to find a cause they care about and participate in volunteer opportunities near them. The second speaker, Philip Mojado of Sales, described himself in a poem, complete with PowerPoint slides! Mentors from Toastmasters Philippines, said it was their first time to see someone deliver a speech with a poem. Lastly, Project Management’s Genesis Alegata’s topic was the genesis of his name and other possible names he would have wished he had. His wit and self-deprecating humor was a hit with the crowd.
At the end of the speeches, kind-hearted Toastmaster mentors-evaluators assess speeches, including grammar, style, content and the speakers’ demeanor. Evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters journey. Effective evaluation helps members understand which areas they excel in and which need improvement.
Being able to communicate effectively is vital in many aspects of life, from professional career to personal life. The best way to achieve excellent communication skills is through continuous practice. Exercising public speaking twice a month is definitely a good first step for everyone.
Nexus values its clients and partners. With excellent communication skills, Nexus will be able to understand their customers better and deliver superior service. Nexus continues to pursue excellence for its clients and its people; the Nexus Toastmasters Club brings Nexus one-step closer to that goal.
About Nexus Technologies Inc
At Nexus, we deliver real business benefits through the power of leading technologies. We demand the best from ourselves, striving to give more value to exceed expectations. Our mission is to improve organizations through technologies that work and solutions that win. We are passionate about technology and we utilize it to enhance our work and our customers’ businesses.
In the pursuit of excellence, we continue to build our infrastructure and business processes to ensure the most rewarding experience for our clients and our people. Learn more.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 357,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 16,600 clubs in 143 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership. Learn more.
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